Politics

The Mendon Road Land Deal: The Documents From The Disgraced Administration of Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt

  A Few Notes: In order to get this information to our community, we have presented this raw data “dump”. Allow time for larger files to load. Patience is a virtue! This is a working document, so check back for updates! We will be working diligently to provide context and[Read More…]

by November 29, 2023

Soloviev Group Presents Proposal To Pawtucket To Renovate McCoy … Say What?

  Incredibly, City of Pawtucket School Committee is in receipt of a request & proposal for the renovation, yes, the renovation of crumbling McCoy Stadium, just weeks after the City of Pawtucket City Council had formally ceded “Site Control” to the School Committee for the express construction of a new[Read More…]

by November 14, 2023

Mayor Smiley Proposes $132 Million in Capital Improvements to Providence’s Infrastructure

    From: The Office of Mayor Brett P. Smiley Mayor Brett P. Smiley today introduced a new FY24 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), outlining $132 million of infrastructure investments over the next two fiscal years that will improve the local quality-of-life of residents and help make Providence the best-run city[Read More…]

by November 8, 2023

Rhode Island Key Performance Indicators Briefing Shows Mixed Results Across Key Metrics in Q3 2023 Even as Unemployment Reaches 35-Year Low

From: RIPEC Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council While Rhode Island’s unemployment rate hit its lowest point in 35 years, our local economy experienced mixed results across key economic indicators, according to the Rhode Island Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Briefing for the second quarter of 2023, released today. The Briefing, completed[Read More…]

by October 30, 2023

Announcement of Sarah Morgenthau as the State Department’s Special Representative for Commercial & Business Affairs

    Rhode Islander … Attorney … Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Department of Commerce … Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security Assumes Significant Role at State   From The United States Department of State: The Department of State is pleased to announce Sarah Morgenthau as the[Read More…]

by October 29, 2023

Human Rights Watch: FIFA Broke Own Human Rights Rules for World Cup Hosts

  From: Human Rights Watch:   FIFA Broke Own Human Rights Rules for World Cup Hosts Global soccer governing body FIFA has broken its own human rights rules in announcing a plan for hosting the next two men’s World Cups that effectively eliminates bidding and human rights due diligence, Human Rights[Read More…]

by October 29, 2023

Congressman Magaziner Congressional Candidate Amo React To House Speaker Election

    Congressman Seth Magaziner “I came to Washington to work with both parties to help working Rhode Islanders. Unfortunately, rather than choosing bipartisanship, House Republicans have instead doubled down on extremism. They have selected a Speaker in Mike Johnson who supports a nationwide abortion ban, cutting Social Security and[Read More…]

by October 28, 2023

From The Mayor’s Desk: Mayor Brett Smiley Announces That Providence is One of Five Finalists in National Ideas Challenge

NewDEAL selects five state and local leaders that put forth policy ideas that maximize the impact of federal funds    From The Office of Providence Mayor Brett Smiley: Mayor Brett P. Smiley announced that NewDeal named Providence as one of five finalists in the 2023 National Ideas Challenge in the[Read More…]

by October 27, 2023

It’s On! Dueling Speakahs! The RIGOP Jim Jordan Endorsement & The Rhode Island Democratic Response!

  As these things often do, it all started with a Tweet .. errrr …. X. Then the Hi Jinx ensued. The ongoing debate on the new House Speakah comes home to Lil’ Rhody!           Statement from Rhode Island Democratic National Committeewoman Liz Beretta-Perik Regarding RI[Read More…]

by October 17, 2023

Cranston Mayor Hopkins Condemns Councilman Ferri’s Constant Bickering & Partisanship

From The Office of Mayor Ken Hopkins: Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins today called out Democratic Councilman Robert Ferri for his constant negativism and partisan criticism as an elected official in the city. “I am so disappointed in Bob Ferri’s incessant carping and unwillingness to be a collegial and participating member[Read More…]

by October 13, 2023